Course code MATH131

MATH131 Linear Algebra

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Course responsible: Ole Løseth Elvetun, Bjørn Fredrik Nielsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2009H
Course contents:
Linear algebra (joint with MATH113): Systems of linear equations, Gauss elimination, inverse matrices, determinants, bases, eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Learning outcome:

Students are to

  • acquire basic ideas and theorems of the theory
  • master the standard methods in linear algebra
  • be able to use this knowledge and these skills when solving simple applied problems.
Learning activities:
The teaching consists of lectures, calculation exercises and weekly practice examples
Teaching support:
An assistant teacher is present during all the exercise lessons. The students can either contact the teacher in his office, by telephone or by e-mail.
Syllabus:
Required and optional reading, syllabus etc. are available on the course web pages (Canvas)
Prerequisites:
MATH100
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
None
Assessment:
Written examination: 3.5 hours
Nominal workload:
Theory: 65 hours. Exercises: 60 hours. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
MATH113 or MATH130: 5 credits (ie, the student receives no credit for this course)
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours pr. week (first half of the fall semester). Exercises: 2 hours pr. week (first half of the fall semester)
Examiner:
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.  
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F